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Production Technician - Fermentation


Last Updated: 11/05/22

Job Description

As a leading global animal health company, Elanco delivers innovative products and services to improve the health of pets and farm animals around the world because we believe making animals' lives better, makes life better. Since 1954, we have provided solutions that support veterinarians, farmers and pet owners to advance our vision of Food and Companionship Enriching Life. Elanco's promise to employees: Together, we foster an inclusive culture where everyone can make a difference, encouraging ownership, growth and well-being.

Position Description: To produce veterinary biologics according to a defined production schedule following cGMP guidelines and specific Outlines of Production to meet market demands for Aquaculture products.

Functions, Duties, Tasks:

  • Comply with safety requirements, cGMP, SOP, and manufacturing documentation.

  • Produce antigens in a timely manner according to their approved Outline of Production/Product Dossiers and to cGMP guidelines.

  • Support Antigen production and freeze-dried vaccines production according to standard operating procedures and protocols.

  • Complete environmental monitoring, both viable and non-viable monitoring.

  • Prepare materials for production needs.

  • Organizing, labeling, wrapping and sterilization of materials.

  • Ensure equipment and materials are in state of readiness for production technicians.

  • Cleaning/disinfection of production areas and materials as outlined in specific standard operating procedures.

  • Assist in buffer preporation and other supporting activities related to down streaming process.

  • Perform routine activities such as recording temperatures and room pressures, performing purified water sampling and clean steam sampling.

  • Support fermentation operator by cleaning fermenters and associated parts, set up/tear down of fermenters.

  • Preparation and modification of standard operating procedures as required.

  • Other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications (education, experience and/or training, required certifications):

  • A 2-year biotechnology diploma and/or bachelor’s degree in a life science (e.g., Biochemistry, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biology) is preferred.

  • 1-3 years of experience in the GMP bio-manufacturing industry.

  • Experience with fermentation in a GMP manufacturing environment.

  • Experience in the preparation of standard operating procedures, preparation of batch records as per specific GMP requirements.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, both communications and written.

  • Outlines of Production, cGMP guidelines, and HSE regulations.

  • Experience performing investigations and writing deviations.

  • Intermediate/Expert computer skills using MS Office (Word, Excel, Power Point).

  • Thorough technical understanding of quality systems and regulatory requirements.

Other Information:

  • Must be able to work 12-hour shifts (12-hour daytime shifts, 3-4 days/week including some weekends) and overtime as required.

  • Must be able to wear clean room garments and remain in clean room area for up to 3 hours at a time.

  • Required to assist in disinfection procedures involving hazardous chemicals requiring the use of a respirator.

  • Must be able to lift, move and maneuver small-medium sized equipment – up to 25lbs.

  • Requires ability to stand for long periods of time.

  • Requires frequent ladder or stair climbing.

  • Must be able to read, write, understand, and comply with appropriate standard operating procedures.

Salary Range: The salary range for this position will be approximately $46,000 - $60,000 annually, which will be determined based on education and experience.


Elanco is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status

Company Details

Greenfield, Indiana, United States
Elanco Animal Health Incorporated (NYSE: ELAN) is a global leader in animal health dedicated to innovating and delivering products and services to prevent and treat disease in farm animals and pets, creating value for farmers, pet owners, veterinarians, stakeholders, and society as a whole. With nearly 70 years of animal health heritage, we are committed to helping our customers improve the health...